Monday, November 05, 2007

Smoked Duck Tacos

There is something reassuring about making your own tacos. So easy, cheap, and probably better than most anything you'll find here in Miami. Whenever I'm at an Asian market, I look for vacuum-packed smoked duck leg, usually found in the freezer. If you shred and warm this stuff (usually about $9 for the package), add some avocado/tomato/onion /cilantro salsa, top with some melting cheese (I happened to have some Halloumi on hand, but any white grating cheese will do), and pile onto warm corn tortillas, you'll have an unusual but familiar and hearty light evening meal. Very important-Make sure you saute the duck skin in strips for cracklings, and top the tacos with them when they become nice and crunchy. Delicious, fast, and just filling enough to leave room for a little dulce de leche ice cream for dessert.

(While you're at the Asian market, pick up some long-leaf cilantro-it's fragrant and tasty like the kind you're used to, but the long leaves give it a different texture and look-important for your food porn photos.)